Spartan Profile - Lea M. Tunson
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Lea M. Tunson
Classification: Junior
Major: Political Science
Graduation Date: May 2018

Lea M. Tunson
Lea M. Tunson

Being a Presidential Intern means a great deal to me. We were chosen because of our commitment to academics and high achievements. I’m so proud to be a part of something great and that is regarded so highly campus wide. The Presidential Intern program helped me to stay focused on academics and to maintain my course load. I’ve become more studious and disciplined.

My typical school-day as a Presidential Intern is one of hectic, but organized activity. I work in the Student Activities Department in the Student Center. I’m usually working to coordinate some of the events going on. I also help run the front desk and any other place they need me to be. Working in student activities is the best of both worlds. I get to interact with professionals . . . learning the ropes of how student programs are administered. I also get to work with students, student organizations and student leadership in a several capacities. I get to provide feedback from both experiences.

The Presidential Interns program is so important because of the competitive process. The program selects the top students – graduate and undergraduates – who have the drive to learn and do more on campus. The program also opens up a lot of connections.